The Discrimination of Foreign Speech Contrasts by Infants and Adults.

@article{Trehub1976TheDO,
  title={The Discrimination of Foreign Speech Contrasts by Infants and Adults.},
  author={S. Trehub},
  journal={Child Development},
  year={1976},
  volume={47},
  pages={466}
}
  • S. Trehub
  • Published 1976
  • Psychology
  • Child Development
TREHUB, SANDRA E. The Discrimination of Foreign Speech Contrasts by Infants and Adults. CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 1976, 47, 466-472. Infants 5-17 weeks of age were presented with foreign speech sounds which were contingent upon their nonutritive sucking. When the infants met a specified criterion of sucking decrement, a contrasting sound was substituted. Significant differences in response recovery for experimental versus control (no sound change) subjects were found for the contrast pairs [pa]-[p-a… Expand
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